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Is Alexa Rank a true representation of growth?

We talked about Alexa here on Webmasters a lot. Alexa is useless and relies on users using their toolbar. It has junk metrics and unreliable data. I advise you not to consider Alexa ranking in any ...
Josip Ivic's user avatar
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Is Alexa Rank a true representation of growth?

Short answer: Definitely no. Alexa a very bad representation of growth especially for small sites. We run a couple of sites and the numbers are way off especially when the traffic is low. Like the ...
HopeKing's user avatar
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Is Alexa Rank a true representation of growth?

Alexa rank is the worst representation of growth in terms of SEO Alexa rank is the best representation of the growth in usage of the Alexa toolbar. Your website's rank in Alexa is determined by the ...
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What exactly is "bounce rate" on the site info from Alexa?

The direct answer to the Bounce rate concept has been answered before, here. From Google Analytics Help Center: Bounce rate is the percentage of single-page visits or visits in which the person ...
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How do I tell Google about two domains, one of which redirects to the other, to get both to rank?

There is no need to tell Google that the two domains are the same in Search Console. If one of your domains redirects to the other, Google will figure out that the two domains are the same just by ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Alexa's toolbar plug-in says my site is "Slow" - How can I fix this?

In 12 years of doing this, I have never used Alexa for anything and I don't know why anyone would. I think even YSlow has been abandoned but I could be wrong. The best tools are from Google PageSpeed ...
Rob's user avatar
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How do I decrease alexa rank even Seo Activities are running?

Alexa’s Traffic Ranks are based on the traffic data provided by users in Alexa’s global data panel over a rolling 3 month period. You can not increase/ decrease their rank. But please, don't concider ...
Josip Ivic's user avatar
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Is the 'Reachability' score in Alexa's SEO audit important?

There is nothing in Alexa's reports that is important. It may be useful to compare websites in the same niche, country, etc. But overall, you should definitely not be relying on Alexa for anything ...
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How does Alexa compute bounce rate? Is it based on IP address and time period?

The bounce rate is measured much the same way as you would see in any web analytics tool. In this case it is measured per visit/session. Alexa's data is provided by users in the global data panel. ...
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Does Alexa's crawler need a robots.txt on each sub domain?

The first thing you have to remember is that example.com, www.example.com, sub-domain.example.com, even HTTP versus HTTPS are all different sites. Robots.txt cannot reference other sites, it is only ...
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Can irrelevant external backlinks cause getting worse in a website's Alexa ranking?

No, links don't matter at all with Alexa ranking. Alexa ranks pages based mainly on actual visits to their pages. If someone who has their toolbar installed visits a page, that counts as a hit. The ...
Luis Alberto Barandiaran's user avatar
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Is site speed connected with Alexa Traffic rank?

Is traffic to the site the most important metric? You should consider engagement (time on page, pages per visit, etc.) and what visitors do when they visit the site (submit a form, download a white ...
Tracy Welsh Ryan's user avatar
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What exactly is "bounce rate" on the site info from Alexa?

I would actually slightly re-define that to "the percentage of single-page visits in which the person left the site without interacting with the page". This is due to the fact that interaction ...
Kirsty Simms's user avatar
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My Big Rock webserver analytics does not matches with Alexa and Google Analytics

Here are few steps to make your life more easier: Remove Alexa from your calculations. Use Google Analytics. Live happy.
Josip Ivic's user avatar
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Is alexa give more importance to that website which purchase its pro plan?

There are few options for doing this. But first of all, I want to tell you that Alexa is not important for anything. But, if you like to be in circle of unimportance and circle around irrelevant stuff,...
Josip Ivic's user avatar
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Alexa's toolbar plug-in says my site is "Slow" - How can I fix this?

Network speed of course plays a role, but more important what kind of hosting you choose. I have Internet music was first on one hosting, and under tested through an online website speed test, showed ...
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Is Alexa Rank a true representation of growth?

No Alexa is not a good representation of growth. it just a tool that will show you a no. that is according to the only alexa terms so if the alexa ranking is falling then you don't have to worry about ...
storymirror's user avatar
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Alexa SEO audit reports that all crawlers are blocked despite "Allow: /" for specific crawlers in robots.txt

The default directive for spiders is allow and when Google visits your robots.txt and sees the disallow command, it immediately knows that it isn't allowed to crawl the website anymore. The subsequent ...
pro_ng's user avatar
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Alexa ranking and the pageview measure

Alexa rank is measuring the rank, according to the number of people visited your website and who have the Alexa toolbar (or any other SEO toolbar with Alexa rank tracker) installed. And who has such ...
Andrey Shulman's user avatar
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Why would the Alexa traffic rank be low and Alexa have no information about visitors?

What it does mean is that the Alexa Rank being shown is either wrong or useless. The site must be fairly new with very low traffic. At low traffic, Alexa has doesn't have many data points (based on ...
HopeKing's user avatar
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Website ranking services such as Similarweb and Alexa don't recognize my site

This is because your website or blog doesn't get enough web traffic. First you have to share your posts or pages on social media. Then you have to create good quality back links for your blog posts or ...
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